I am thrilled to be part of a vast and capable team treating heart failure, coronary disease, and other problems affecting the heart at Duke Health. The most satisfying part of my job is developing an individualized plan for each patient. Different patients have different needs for preoperative testing, the operation itself, and recovery afterward. While I believe national guidelines are the best place to start, I still find it essential to consider all aspects of my patients' lives and come up with a plan that works best for them. Fortunately, Duke Health has the experience and resources to carry out any and all plans that my patients and I develop together.